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I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Men's Individual 1/16 Elimination Round Results

Men's Individual 1/16 Elimination results:
Cheng-Pang Wang (TPE) def. Dong Hyuan Im (KOR) 30-26 28-27 25-26 28-28 29-29
Haziq Kamaruddin (MAS) Rick Van Der Ven (NED) 25-27 24-24 23-25 28-27 28-27 (6-5)
Markiyan Ivashko (UKR) def. Nay Myo Aung (MYA) 30-28 28-25 26-24
Ahmed El-Nemr (EGY) def. Elias Malave (VEN) 29-27 22-28 28-24 24-27 30-26

Dmytro Hrachov (UKR) def. Takahura Furukawa (JPN) 28-27 28-27 28-29 28-25
Jacob Wukie (USA) def. Hideki Kikuchi (JPN) 27-27 28-26 28-27 25-26 26-27 (6-5)
Yu Xing (CHN) def. Khairul Anuar Mohamad (MAS) 28-26 29-28 29-29 30-25
Larry Godfrey (GBR) def. Marco Galliazzo (ITA) 28-24 28-25 29-25

Luis Alvarez (MEX) def. Jin Hyek Oh (KOR) 28-28 27-27 29-26 29-27
Rafal Dobrowolski (POL) def. Rahul Banerjee (IND) 29-21 29-25 27-29 26-26 28-28
Mauro Nespoli (MEX) def. Viktor Ruban (UKR)27-27 27-22 28-27 29-24
Gael Prevost (FRA) def. Thomas Faucheron (FRA) 29-29 27-26 26-25 27-24

Xiaoxiang Dai (CHN) def. Milad Vaziri Teymoorlooei (IRI)28-28 29-27 27-29 28-25 28-26
Brady Ellison (USA) def. Alan Wills (GBR) 27-25 27-28 27-24 30-26
Simon Terry (GBR) def. Dan Olaru (ROU) 27-27 28-27 29-27 24-30 27-27
Tarundeep Rai (IND) def. Bubmin Kim (KOR) 25-26 29-27 25-25 29-25 28-27

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Men's Individual 1/16 Elimination Round

It was a tougher test for the victors of round two as only Britain's Larry Godfrey and Markiyan Ivashko of the Ukraine managed to win in straight sets.  The two Korean archers were both dumped out of the competition in five set battles. Cheng-Pang Wang from Taipei defeated Dong Hyuan Im, starting out the contest with a perfect score, and Indian archer Tarundeep Rai beat Bubmin Kim after dropping the first set.

In terms of comebacks the biggest came from Haziq Kamaruddin of Malaysia as he trailed Dutchman Rick Van Der Ven 1-5 before marginally taking the final two sets leading to a shoot-off where Kamaruddin hit the ten, Van Der Ven out on a nine. 

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Player of the Game Hockey - NHL1967/68, Nov 23rd

Thursday 23rd November 1967
Boston continue to dominate the NHL taking their unbeaten streak to twelve games (9-0-3) by beating New York. The Rangers now have one win in eight despite taking a 2-0 lead 4:50 into the second period thanks to goals from Ratelle (6) and Fleming (6) and, after Esposito (10) pulled one back for the Bruins, Gilbert (7) made it 3-1 on the powerplay. Boston then took over with tallies from Stanfield (5), Hodge (11), Williams's (8) game winning goal and Sather's (1) empty netter for four unanswered goals in the third period.

The other game of the night was between two of the Original Six sides with Chicago blowing a 3-1 lead in the third period. Mikita (14) and Wharram (7) both had a goal and an assist to put the Blackhawks 2-0 up before D Hull (1) added their third in the final frame. Montreal relied on Rousseau (3) to register two points in the third period including the game tying goal.



1st 2nd 3rd F
NYR @ 1 1 1 3
BOS
0 1 4 5

NYR Giacomin (6-8-2 .883) 26/30, Powerplay 1/7
BOS Cheevers (9-1-2 .896) 21/24 Powerplay 1/2



1st 2nd 3rd F
MON @ 0 1 2 3
CHI
0 2 1 3

MON Vachon (3-4-1 .893) 26/29, Powerplay 1/4
CHI DeJordy (6-2-4 .879) 24/27, Powerplay 0/0

East Division GP W L T Pts
Boston Bruins 17 11 3 3 25
Toronto Maple Leafs 19 9 7 3 21
Detroit Red Wings 18 9 7 2 20
Chicago Blackhawks 19 7 8 4 18
New York Rangers 18 7 8 3 17
Montreal Canadiens 19 7 9 3 17
West Division GP W L T Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 17 10 7 0 20
St Louis Blues 17 7 6 4 18
Minnesota North Stars 16 5 4 7 17
Pittsburgh Penguins 18 5 7 6 16
Oakland Seals 20 5 11 4 14
Los Angeles Kings 18 5 10 3 13

Monday, 29 October 2012

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Men's Individual 1/32 Elimination Round Results

Men's Individual 1/32 Elimination results:
Dong Hyuan Im (KOR) def. Emanuele Guidi (SMR) 27-22 25-20-22-14
Cheng-Pang Wang (TPE) def. (Daniel Felipe Penida (COL) 23-27 26-26 27-24 24-23 27-23
Haziq Kamaruddin (MAS) def. Denis Gankin (KAZ) 26-29 28-25 27-26 28-26
Rick Van Der Ven (NED) def. Jeff Henckels (LUX) 28-28 28-24 27-25 28-26

Nay Myo Aung (MYA) def. Romain Girouille (FRA) 29-28 29-26 25-27 26-26 28-27
Markiyan Ivashko (UKR) def. Elias Cuesta (ESP) 28-27 28-27 27-25
Elias Malave (VEN) def. Cheng-Wei Kuo (TPE) 29-23 28-27 28-28 29-27
Ahmed El-Nemr (EGY) def. Crispin Duenas (CAN) 27-24 25-24 27-26

Takahura Furukawa (JPN def. Kar Wei Calvin Lee (HKG) 26-27 28-27 29-28 28-25
Dmytro Hrachov (UKR) def. Michele Frangilli (ITA) 28-27 27-26 29-27
Hideki Kikuchi (JPN) def. Baard Nesteng (NOR) 27-26 26-26 26-23 26-27 26-22
Jacob Wukie (USA) def. Jayanta Talukdar (IND) 27-26 28-28 28-25 29-22

Yu Xing (CHN) def. Camilo Mayr (GER) 28-25 28-26 28-26
Khairul Anuar Mohamad (MAS) def. Chu Sian Cheng (MAS) 28-26 28-28 28-26 27-29 27-27
Marco Galliazzo (ITA) def. Juan Reme Serrano (MEX) 25-24 26-27 28-28 20-27 29-25
Larry Godfrey (GBR) def. Md Emdadul Haque Milon (BAN) 29-24 26-19 29-23

Jin Hyek Oh (KOR) def. Axel Muller (SUI) 26-23 24-25 28-27 28-23
Luis Alvarez (MEX) def. Yavor Vasilev Hristov (BUL) 27-22 28-28 26-23 27-25
Rahul Banerjee (IND) def. Jantsan Gantugs (MGL) 25-25 28-23 28-23 29-23
Rafal Dobrowolski (POL) Daniel Rezende Xavier (BRA) 26-26 26-26 28-29 27-24 25-24

Mauro Nespoli (MEX) def. Yu Cheng Chen (TPE) 28-26 26-29 2827 27-26 26-26 (6-5)
Viktor Ruban (UKR) def. (Zhaowu Liu (CHN) 28-27 27-26 27-27 26-27 29-27
Thomas Faucheron (FRA) def. Witthaya Thamwong (THA) 22-25 26-25 22-24 29-24 26-26 (6-5)
Gael Prevost (FRA) def. Reme Philippe Kouassi (CIV) 28-21 24-18 27-26

Xiaoxiang Dai (CHN) def. Klemen Strajhar (SLO) 26-27 28-24 26-24 27-25
Milad Vaziri Teymoorlooei (IRI) def. Luis Eduardo Velez (MEX) 28-27 24-28 25-29 28-28 28-26 (6-5)
Alan Wills (GBR) def. Taylor Worth (USA) 26-26 23-28 26-27 28-26 27-26 (6-5)
Brady Ellison (USA) def. Mark Javier (CZE) 27-25 26-23 29-28

Simon Terry (GBR) def. Yu Ishizu (JPN) 23-25 25-28 28-26 28-27 24-22
Dan Olaru (ROU) def. Jake Kaminski (USA) 27-28 23-28 29-28 28-24 26-25
Tarundeep Rai (IND) Juan Carlos Stevens (CUB) 29-28 29-27 24-26 28-27
Bubmin Kim (KOR) def. Robert Elder (FIJ) 29-26 28-26 26-25

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Men's Individual 1/32 Elimination Round

The men's individual tournament got under way with all three British entrants through to the next round. Larry Godfrey saw of his Bangladeshi opponent in straight sets while Simon Terry and Alan Wills both needing to get it done through five sets; Wills requiring a 10-8 win in the shoot-off after falling 1-5 behind to put an end to the challenge of Australian Taylor Worth.

Other dramatic shoot-off results for Thomas Faucheron, leading to an all-French match with Gael Prevost, and Milad Vaziri Teymoorlooei from Iran saw them come through. The Korean archers Dong Hyuan Im and Bubmin Kim were among a pack of nine men who all cruised through in straight sets.

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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Player of the Game Hockey - NHL 1967/68, Nov 22nd

Wednesday 22nd November 1967
A full compliment of matches on the night and Oakland are six without a win with only two in their last thirteen, this after a tie in Los Angeles where the Kings, who have two wins in their last twelve, had to twice come back from a goal down. Flett (7) tied it the first time after the Seals took the lead through Hicke (9) and then Campbell (1) equalised for the second time, B Harris (4) putting the Seals up again.

Chicago have just one win in six even with goals from Nesterenko (3), Mikita (13) and R Hull (8) as the Rangers take their first victory in seven. Gilbert (6) had three points on the night and both Hadfield (6) and Seiling (3) had multi point games.

Philadelphia put an end to the Red Wings' winning streak at six games as Angotti (5), who leads the Flyers in assists (9), had a 2+2 game. Goals from Van Impe (1) and Selby (6) added to multi point matches from Dornhoefer and Kennedy to give their side a fourth straight win, six in the last eight. Henderson (2) scored for Detroit on the powerplay.

Rivard (1) and Dillabough (1) opened their accounts to help the Penguins to a 4-4 tie against a Boston Bruins side who have not lost in eleven games. Bucyk (8) had a goal and assist but Boston ultimately lost a point as they lead 3-1 and 4-2.


After Montreal took a 2-1 through Lamaire (5) and Cournoyer (5) in the first period St Louis took over with goals from Berenson (4) and Melnyk (5) who grabbed his game winner on the powerplay, and Toronto finally end the rot and win for the first time in eight attempts. Armstrong (6) scored twice and set up the game wining goal for Conacher (4), his second of the night, and Pulford contributed with three assists taking him to ten on the year. Masterson missed a penalty shot in the third period with the North Stars down 3-4, Connolly (9) scored Minnesota's first shorthanded goal and McMahon had three minor penalties along with two assists as their side goes seven without a win (0-2-5)



1st 2nd 3rd F
OAK @ 1 0 1 2
LAK
0 1 1 2

OAK Hodge (5-8-2 .899) 28/30, Powerplay 1/5
LAK Rutledge (5-5-2 .894) 17/19, Powerplay 0/0



1st 2nd 3rd F
CHI @ 0 1 2 3
NYR
2 1 2 5

CHI D Dryden (1-5-0 .870) 28/33, Powerplay 0/0
NYR Giacomin (6-7-2 .884) 19/22, Powerplay 1/1



1st 2nd 3rd F
DET @ 0 1 0 1
PHI
3 2 2 7

DET Edwards (3-6-2 .874) 39/46, Powerplay 1/6
PHI Parent (6-6-0 .907) 23/24, Powerplay 1/8



1st 2nd 3rd F
BOS @ 2 2 0 4
PIT
0 2 2 4

BOS Johnston (2-2-1 .879) 26/30, Powerplay 0/0
PIT Binkley (4-4-4 .911) 28/32, Powerplay 0/0



1st 2nd 3rd F
MON @ 2 0 0 2
STL
1 1 2 4

MON Worsley (4-5-2 .890) 32/36, Powerplay 0/3
StL Hall (4-5-3 .887) 25/27, Powerplay 2/9



1st 2nd 3rd F
MIN @ 1 2 0 3
TOR
2 2 1 5

MIN Maniago (4-3-6 .900) 34/39, Powerplay 0/4
TOR Gamble (5-4-1 .911) 21/24, Powerplay 0/3

East Division GP W L T Pts
Boston Bruins 16 10 3 3 23
Toronto Maple Leafs 19 9 7 3 21
Detroit Red Wings 18 9 7 2 20
Chicago Blackhawks 18 7 8 3 17
New York Rangers 17 7 7 3 17
Montreal Canadiens 18 7 9 2 16
West Division GP W L T Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 17 10 7 0 20
St Louis Blues 17 7 6 4 18
Minnesota North Stars 16 5 4 7 17
Pittsburgh Penguins 18 5 7 6 16
Oakland Seals 20 5 11 4 14
Los Angeles Kings 18 5 10 3 13

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Men's Individual Preview

The final event features the men in individual competition. As in the Women's Individual there are sixty-four competitors playing a best-of-five set format.

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Friday, 26 October 2012

Player of the Game Hockey - NHL 1967/68, Nov 19th

Sunday 19th November 1967
Boston are now ten games without a loss thanks to big games from Hodge (10) enjoying a three poin night along with Bucyk's (7) two goals, Orr's two assists and Esposito's (9) two pointer. Walton was held pointless for Toronto as they go a seventh game without victory; Conacher (2), Stanley (3) and F Mahovlich (5) did get on the scoresheet.

Chicago are also in a rut with one win in their last five, Wharram (6) the only Blackhawk goalscorer against Detroit. The Red Wings saw K Douglas (2) score his first goals and assist of the year while Henderson (1) also got his first. B Marshall (3) had a goal and two helpers to aid his side to a six game unbeaten run (5-0-1).

Grant (1) had a goal and an assist for his first points in the season and H Richard (4) also had a mutli point game as Montreal beat the Kings with Irvine (3) grabbing their only goal, condemning LA to a run of eleven games that contain only two wins.

Nevin (6) opened the scoring for the Rangers, becoming the team's top goal getter, but they end up winless for a sixth straight match blowing 2-0 and 3-1 leads. Minnesota had McCord (2) join the first-timers club before Cullen tied it up at 17:53 in the 3rd period; the North Stars are also six without a win.

St Louis also had the lead in Philadelphia, Schock (1) scoring that one, but despite Bob Plager also opening his point account and Crisp registering two helpers of his own the Flyers took both points. Hannigan (1) and Hoekstra (3) at 19:50 turned the game around before the first intermission with Sutherland (5) scoring the go-ahead goal 16:09 into the final frame for a third straight win, five in their last seven.




1st 2nd 3rd F
TOR @ 1 2 0 3
BOS
2 2 1 5

TOR Gamble (4-4-1 .914) 32/36, Powerplay 0/1
BOS Johnston (2-2-0 .882) 26/29, Powerplay 1/2



1st 2nd 3rd F
DET @ 2 1 2 5
CHI
0 1 0 1

DET Edwards (3-5-2 .878) 19/20, Powerplay 0/0
CHI D Dryden (1-4-0 .874) 27/32, Powerplay 0/4



1st 2nd 3rd F
MON @ 2 2 1 5
LAK
0 1 0 1

MON Vachon (3-4-0 .893) 23/24, Powerplay 3/3
LAK Sawchuk (1-4-1 .886) 32/37, Powerplay 0/9



1st 2nd 3rd F
MIN @ 1 2 0 3
NYR
3 0 0 3

MIN Maniago (4-2-6 .904) 25/28, Powerplay 1/3
NYR Giacomin (5-7-2 .885) 28/31, Powerplay 0/0



1st 2nd 3rd F
StL @ 1 1 1 3
PHI
2 0 2 4

StL Hall (3-5-3 .883) 23/27, Powerplay 0/1
PHI Parent (5-6-0 .903) 28/31, Powerplay 1/2

East Division GP W L T Pts
Boston Bruins 15 10 3 2 22
Detroit Red Wings 17 9 6 2 20
Toronto Maple Leafs 18 8 7 3 19
Chicago Blackhawks 17 7 7 3 17
Montreal Canadiens 17 7 8 2 16
New York Rangers 16 6 7 3 15
West Division GP W L T Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 16 9 7 0 18
Minnesota North Stars 15 5 3 7 17
St Louis Blues 16 6 6 4 16
Pittsburgh Penguins 17 5 7 5 15
Oakland Seals 19 5 11 3 13
Los Angeles Kings 17 5 10 2 12

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Women's Individual Medal

The women;s individual event closes out with a pair of five set thrillers. The battle for the bronze medal went back and forth between Aida Roman and Jessica Tomasi with the Italian shooting a perfect first set. Roman tied it at 2two points each with a 10-10-9 scoreline, just edging Tomasi's 9-9-10. Both archers had a wild shot in the third set with Tomasi's seven just beating out her Mexican opponents six for a 4-2 lead.

Two tens from the Italian was not quite enough to close it out in the fourth as a shot landing in the seven only tied the set, but Tomasi stayed ahead 5-3. Roman was able to force a shoot-off with a trio of nines in the final set, Tomasi improved as the finale wore on but her opening shot of another seven cost her. So the difference between a medal and nothing would be decided by a single shot. Both women hit the nine but one arrow was clearly closer to the centre than the other meaning that Aida Roman was Olympic Bronze medalist.

In the final it all Ren Hayakawa and Sunj Jin Lee fired home fifteen bullseyes between them but Lee enjoyed the better start with four tens in the opening two sets, Hayakawa able to match her opponent 9-10-10 in the second to claim a point and was 1-3 down.

The Japanese archer was able to replicate her second set score in the third while Lee hit her only eight of the match for a 3-3 scoreline. Momentum turned back to the Korean at the start of the fourth, her 10-9-9 beating Hayakawa's 7-9-9 for a 5-3 advantage heading into the final set where both women again fell just shy of the perfect round meaning a point each gives Sung Jin Lee the Gold medal.

Women's Individual Bronze Medal Match
Aida Roman (MEX) def. Jessica Tomasi (ITA) 28-30, 29-28, 24-26, 27-27, 27-26 (6-5)

Women's Individual Gold Medal Match
Sung Jin Lee (KOR) def. Ren Hayakawa (JPN) 29-26, 29-29, 27-29, 28-25, 29-29

Gold: Sung Jin Lee (KOR)
Silver: Ren Hayakawa (JPN)
Bronze: Aida Roman (MEX)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Player of the Game Hockey - NHL1967/68, Nov 18th

Saturday 18th November 1967
New York blew a 3-1 lead after the first period with their goals coming from Hadfield (5), Kurtenbach (1) and R Stewart (4). The Bruins tied the game through Hodge (9) 13:26 into the third period, Esposito (8) and Shack's (1) two point game also helped in keeping them unbeaten in nine games (7-0-2). Philadelphia edged out a win in Minnesota, Selby (4) with his first game winning goal giving the Flyers back-to-back wins for the first time; Minnesota were 2-1 up 6:15 into the middle frame thanks to Connolly (8) and Cullen (3) but they are now winless in their last five (0-1-4).

Oakland are another team in the dumps with just two wins out of thirteen and winless in five straight as Montreal come to town for a 3-1 win. Cahan (3) gave the Seals the lead 18:$5 into the opening period, and this lasted until 12:31 in the second when Cournoyer (4) tied it up before setting Lamaire (4) for the game winner and the Canadians enjoy their first road win of the year (1-7-1).

Pittsburgh almost staged an impressive comeback trailing 1-4 after two periods but St Louis' McKenney (3) scored twice with the game winner and an empty netter as the Blues continue their good form with a single loss in the last six games (4-1-1). Schinkel (5) and K McCreary (3) scored for the Penguins adding to Bathgate's (8) first period goal to keep them from winning more than once in the last five. Finally Toronto go a sixth match without victory as the goals from Stanley (2) and L Hillman (1) were the filling in in Mikita (12) sandwich.



1st 2nd 3rd F
NYR @ 3 0 1 4
BOS
1 0 3 4

NYR Simmons (1-0-1 .899) 29/33, Powerplay 3/6
BOS Cheevers (8-1-2 .898) 29/33, Powerplay 2/9



1st 2nd 3rd F
PHI @ 1 1 1 3
MIN
1 1 0 2

PHI Parent (4-6-0 .902) 22/24, Powerplay 1/4
MIN Bauman (2-1-0 .892) 22/25, Powerplay 1/1



1st 2nd 3rd F
MON @ 0 2 1 3
OAK
1 0 0 1

MON Worsley (4-4-2 .890) 20/21, Powerplay 1/5
OAK Hodge (5-8-1 .896) 15/18, Powerplay 0/0



1st 2nd 3rd F
PIT @ 0 1 2 3
StL
1 3 1 5

PIT Binkey (4-4-3 .914) 32/36, Powerplay 0/0
StL Martin (3-1-1 .895) 18/21, Powerplay 0/0



1st 2nd 3rd F
CHI @ 1 0 1 2
TOR
0 1 1 2

CHI DeJordy (6-2-3 .878) 22/24, Powerplay 0/0
TOR Bower (4-3-2 .913) 13/15, Powerplay 0/0

East Division GP W L T Pts
Boston Bruins 14 9 3 2 20
Toronto Maple Leafs 17 8 6 3 19
Detroit Red Wings 16 8 6 2 18
Chicago Blackhawks 16 7 6 3 17
New York Rangers 15 6 7 2 14
Montreal Canadiens 16 6 8 2 14
West Division GP W L T Pts
Minnesota North Stars 14 5 3 6 16
St Louis Blues 15 6 5 4 16
Philadelphia Flyers 15 8 7 0 16
Pittsburgh Penguins 17 5 7 5 15
Oakland Seals 19 5 11 3 13
Los Angeles Kings 16 5 9 2 12

Monday, 22 October 2012

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Women's Individual Semifinals

The medal matchups have been determined and the Olympic final will be an all Asian affair between Ren Hayakawa of Japan and Korea's Sung Jin Lee. Lee swept aside the challenge of Mexican Aida Roman in straight sets with a masterclass in archery, firing off seven tens out of her nine shots including a perfect opening set.

It was a much tougher task for Hayakawa to reach the final having to come back from a 0-4 scoreline to win it in a shoot-off. Italy's Jessica Tomasi was in the zone early on with three of her first six arrows landing in the ten and, while she did hit the bullseye in every set, suffered with some wayward shots ending up scoring only seven.With a tense ending to the match as Hayakawa took the third and fifth sets and tying the fourth, the match was decided on an equally tense footing as both athletes hit the ten. The measuring conducted and Ren Hayakawa won by a slim margin.

Women's Individual Semifinal results:
Ren Hayakawa (JPN) Jessica Tomasi (ITA) 26-28, 25-27, 26-24, 26-26, 29-28 (6-5)

Sung Jin Lee (KOR) def. Aida Roman (MEX) 30-28, 28-26, 29-27

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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Player of the Game Hockey - NHL 1967/68, Nov 17th

Friday 17th November 1967
D Roberts (2) scored the game winning goal for the Red Wings to increase their unbeaten streak to five games with only ten seconds left to play after Los Angeles came back from a 1-3 deficit starteing at 7:46 into the final period. Jim Watson (1) opened his goalscoring account for Detroit to go with his ten assists on the year with G Jarrett (9) and MacGregor's (3) powerplay goal putting Detroit in control.

The Kings got on the board with goals from Wall (1) in the second period with B Smith (6) and Gray (2) tying the game up late, leaving them with two wins in their last ten outings.



1st 2nd 3rd F
DET @ 1 1 2 4
LAK
0 1 2 3

DET Crozier (4-1-0 .935) 22/25, Powerplay 1/1
LAK Rutledge (5-5-1 .894) 26/20, Powerplay 0/0

East Division GP W L T Pts
Boston Bruins 13 9 3 1 19
Toronto Maple Leafs 16 8 6 2 18
Detroit Red Wings 16 8 6 2 18
Chicago Blackhawks 15 7 6 2 16
New York Rangers 14 6 7 1 13
Montreal Canadiens 15 5 8 2 12
West Division GP W L T Pts
Minnesota North Stars 13 5 2 6 16
Pittsburgh Penguins 16 5 6 5 15
St Louis Blues 14 5 5 4 14
Philadelphia Flyers 14 7 7 0 14
Oakland Seals 18 5 10 3 13
Los Angeles Kings 16 5 9 2 12

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Women's Individual Quarterfinal Results

The final four are now decided but none of them had it easy. Jessica Tomasi of Italy was tied at 2-2 after two sets but finished off with 10-10-9 in the final sets to knock out China's Ming Cheng. She will play Ren Hayakawa who edged out Russian Ksenia Perova. The Japanese archer was 4-2 up after three sets with the final two sets tied to give Hayakawa victory.

On the other side of the draw it was a hard slog for Sung Jin Lee as she dropped the first and last sets leaving her to win through the shoot-off; Kristina Timofeva hit a seven but Lee struck the eight. Her semifinal opponent is Mexico's Aida Roman who started out 1-3 after two sets before her consistency beat down the challenge of Ukrainian Kateryna Palekha.

Women's Individual Quarterfinal results:
Ren Hayakawa (JPN) def. Ksenia Perova (RUS) 29-26, 26-25, 25-26, 27-27, 28-28
Jessica Tomasi (ITA) def. Ming Cheng (CHN) 28-24, 24-28, 29-27, 29-26

Aida Roman (MEX) def. Kateryna Palekha (UKR) 27-27, 24-27, 26-24, 27-25, 26-26
Sung Jin Lee (KOR) def. Kristina Timofeeva (RUS) 24-27, 26-25, 27-27, 28-25, 26-28 (6-5)

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Friday, 19 October 2012

Player of the Game Hockey - NHL 1967/68, Nov 16th

Thursday 16th November 1967
Detroit are unbeaten in five games despite blowing a 4-1 lead going into the third period. Howe (10) had two points for the Wings but a Hicke (8) hat trick in the final period, two on the powerplay and two solo efforts, earned the Seals a point.

New York were 2:15 away from a point of their own, and remain winless in their last four, after Miszuk (2) scored the game winning goal for Philadelphia; Fleming (4) and R Stewart (3) pulled the Rangers back from a 0-2 hole in the third period.



1st 2nd 3rd F
DET @ 2 2 0 4
OAK
1 0 3 4

DET Edwards (2-5-2 .873) 28/32, Powerplay 0/5
OAK Hodge (5-7-1 .899) 30/34, Powerplay 3/12



1st 2nd 3rd F
NYR @ 0 0 2 2
PHI
1 1 1 3

NYR Giacomin (5-7-1 .884) 22/25, Powerplay 1/7
PHI Favell (4-1-0 .910) 24/26, Powerplay 1/3

East Division GP W L T Pts
Boston Bruins 13 9 3 1 19
Toronto Maple Leafs 16 8 6 2 18
Chicago Blackhawks 15 7 6 2 16
Detroit Red Wings 15 7 6 2 16
New York Rangers 14 6 7 1 13
Montreal Canadiens 15 5 8 2 12
West Division GP W L T Pts
Minnesota North Stars 13 5 2 6 16
Pittsburgh Penguins 16 5 6 5 15
St Louis Blues 14 5 5 4 14
Philadelphia Flyers 14 7 7 0 14
Oakland Seals 18 5 10 3 13
Los Angeles Kings 15 5 8 2 12

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Women's Individual 1/8 Elimination Round Results

Three of the final sixteen had little trouble in booking their spots for the quarterfinals. Ksenia Perova, Ming Cheng and Sung Jin Lee all won in straight sets with Lee hitting seven tens, including a clean sweep in the second set. The Japanese women had a tough day with only Ren Hayakawa surviving out of the three competitors, and she needed a fourth set to see off Ukraine's Sichenikova; Kanie lost in four to Mexico's Aida Roman and Kawanaka tied the final set, one point away from completing her comeback from 5-1 down to Jessica Tomasi of Italy.

Women's Individual 1/8 Elimination results:
Ren Hayakawa (JPN) def. Lidia Sichenikova (UKR) 26-26, 26-23, 26-25, 28-27
Ksenia Perova (RUS) def. Yuting Fang (CHN) 27-25, 28-27, 27-25

Jessica Tomasi (ITA) def. Kaori Kawanaka (JPN) 29-27, 29-23, 25-25, 26-27, 27-27
Ming Cheng (CHN) def. Khatuna Lorig (USA) 26-23, 27-24, 29-25

Kateryna Palekha (UKR) def. Ya-Ting Tan (TPE) 26-28, 26-24, 27-26, 26-23
Aida Roman (MEX) def. Miki Kanie (JPN) 26-29, 27-26, 27-23, 29-26

Kristina Timofeeva (RUS) def. Carina Christiansen (DEN) 28-27, 23-24, 28-27, 30-22
Sung Jin Lee (KOR) def. Chekrovlu Swuro (IND) 29-27, 30-26, 29-26

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Player of the Game Hockey - NHL 1967/68, Nov 15th

Wednesday 15th November 1967
Montreal pick up their first point on the road with G Tremblay (9) scoring a pair, but Minnesota's P MacDonald (4) and Goldsworthy had two point games to help them tie their fourth game in a row with just one loss in ten. It's four losses in the last six for Oakland with Caron (3) scoring their only goal against the Kings who win back to back games for the first time this year; L MacDonald (7), Flett (6) and B Smith's (5) first game winning goal put them over their in-state rivals.

Philadelphia lose for the fourth time in six games, Binkley earning his second shutout of the year for the Penguins who had goals from Bathgate (6) and Schinkel (4) to end their three game skid. Cameron (2) gave the Blues a 1-0 lead 4:18 in but St Louis suffer their first defeat in five games as Chicago roar back with Martin (7) scoring twice, R Hull (7) enjoying a three point night, and D Jarrett (1) scoring the game winner.

Toronto are still in a slump with just one point in their last five games despite Walton (13) giving the Maple Leafs the lead 3:24 in on the powerplay. F Mahovlich (4) joined his teammate on a multi-point match but two goals each from Lonsberry (2) and Hodge (8) puts Boston on top of the league with a sixth consecutive victory.



1st 2nd 3rd F
MON @ 1 1 0 2
MIN
1 0 1 2

MON Worsley (3-4-2 .885) 26/28, Powerplay 0/0
MIN Maniago (4-2-5 .905) 18/20, Powerplay 0/0



1st 2nd 3rd F
LAK @ 1 1 1 3
OAK
0 0 1 1

LAK Rutledge (5-4-1 .897) 23/24, Powerplay 1/3
OAK Hodge (5-7-0 .901) 30/33, Powerplay 0/0



1st 2nd 3rd F
PHI @ 0 0 0 0
PIT
1 0 1 2

PHI Parent (3-6-0 .901) 21/23, Powerplay 0/0
PIT Binkley (4-3-3 .917) 16/16, Powerplay 0/8



1st 2nd 3rd F
CHI @ 1 3 1 4
StL
1 0 0 1

CHI DeJordy (6-2-2 .876) 20/21, Powerplay 2/3
StL Hall (3-4-3 .886) 25/29, Powerplay 0/0



1st 2nd 3rd F
BOS @ 2 2 2 6
TOR
2 0 0 4

BOS Cheevers (8-1-1 .900) 24/26, Powerplay 2/12
TOR Bower (4-3-1 .916) 32/38, Powerplay 1/3

East Division GP W L T Pts
Boston Bruins 13 9 3 1 19
Toronto Maple Leafs 16 8 6 2 18
Chicago Blackhawks 15 7 6 2 16
Detroit Red Wings 14 7 6 1 15
New York Rangers 13 6 6 1 13
Montreal Canadiens 15 5 8 2 12
West Division GP W L T Pts
Minnesota North Stars 13 5 2 6 16
Pittsburgh Penguins 16 5 6 5 15
St Louis Blues 14 5 5 4 14
Philadelphia Flyers 13 6 7 0 12
Oakland Seals 17 5 10 2 12
Los Angeles Kings 15 5 8 2 12

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Women's Individual 1/16 Elimination Round Results

Women's Individual 1/16 Elimination results:
Lidia Sichenikova (UKR) def. Bo Bae Ki (KOR) 27-26, 27-25, 28-25
Ren Hayakawa (JPN) def. Inna Stepanova (RUS) 25-22, 24-27, 28-22, 28-26
Ksenia Perova (RUS) def.  Un Sil Kown (PRK) 28-24, 27-26, 29-24
Yuting Fang (CHN) def. Deepika Kumari (IND) 25-27, 27-26, 26-26, 27-27, 27-27 (6-5)

Kaori Kawanaka (JPN) def. Chia-En Lin (TPE) 22-22, 21-25, 25-14, 28-22, 24-22
Jessica Tomasi (ITA) def. Irla Grandal (ESP) 30-25, 26-29, 24-25, 25-21, 26-23
Ming Cheng (CHN) def. Alejandra Valencia (MEX) 26-25, 25-27, 27-26, 25-21
Khatuna Lorig (USA) def. Marie-Per Beaudet (CAN) 28-24, 25-28, 25-24, 28-24

Ya-Ting Tan (TPE) def. Elena Richter (GER) 27-24, 28-28, 28-22, 27-26
Kateryna Palekha (UKR) def. Pia Lionetti (ITA) 27-26, 28-26, 26-24
Aida Roman (MEX) def. Evangelia Psarra (GRE) 26-25, 27-23, 28-23
Miki Kanie (JPN) def. Natalia Lesniak (POL) 24-24, 25-17, 27-25, 27-29, 24-26 (6-5)

Carina Christiansen (DEN) def. Begul Lokluoglu (TUR) 29-26, 24-28, 21-30, 28-27, 26-23
Kristina Timofeeva (RUS) def. Mariana Avitia (MEX) 22-23, 25-30, 26-25, 27-27, 25-24 (6-5)
Chekrovlu Swuro (IND) def. Allison Williamson (GBR) 28-26, 27-27, 26-28, 28-25, 27-26
Sung Jin Lee (KOR) def. Kristine Esebua (GEO) 27-28, 27-25, 28-25, 26-26, 26-25

Arrows at Gold - London 2012 Olympics, Women's Individual 1/16 Elimination Round

First a correction. I had originally played out this tournament after misreading the rules. Instead of one arrow per set, it is three shots per set. The first round results stand but I have replayed the remainder of the competition and will do the same for the men. My apologies for the sticky start and to Paul Morris - his rules were clear, the mistake was mine.

At the top of the draw Korean Bo Bae Ki was dumped 6-0 by Lidiia Sichenikova as the Ukrainian hit a ten in each set. She will play Japanese archer Ren Hayakawa who needed a fourth set to finish off Stepanova. China's Yuting Fang held her nerve in the shoot-off by shooting a ten to Kumari's eight, this after three straight sets to keep the scores tied.

The big comeback of the round came from the bow of Kristina Timofeeva who trailed Mariana Avitia 0-4 with the Mexican hitting a perfect second set. There was almost nothing between them after that with the Russian edging two of the final three sets by a single point, tying the other, and going on to win the shoot-off 10-9. Finally the last Brit is out as Allison Williamson dropped a five setter to India's Chekrovlu Swuro.

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Monday, 15 October 2012

Player of the Game Hockey - NHL 1967/68, Nov 12th

Sunday 12th November 1967
Favell (3-1-0) suffered his first NHL defeat for the Flyers as his team were shorthanded eleven times and Gauthier earned his first two points of the year, both assists. The winners Boston had two goals each from Esposito (7) and Sanderson (5) for a fifth consecutive win.  St Louis have three wins in their last four thanks to victory in Chicago as St Marseille (5) gets two points and Barclay Plager has a pair of helpers. The Blackhawks had a 2-1 lead after the first period with R Hull (6) moving up to joint second on team scoring with fifteen points (Wharram 5+10); Mikita leads with ten goals and six assists.

Detroit had to work hard for their third win in a row with Howe (9) on a three point night and Prentice (8) scoring twice. Montreal are 0-7-0 on the road, G Tremblay (7) scored to lead the Canadians in goals. Oakland managed to score just once on twelve powerplay opportunities, Caron (2) scoring on the man advantage and Odrowski (2) helping them to a tie in New York. The Rangers came from behind twice with contributions from Seiling (2) and a shorthanded goal from Hadfield (4)



1st 2nd 3rd F
PHI @ 1 2 0 3
BOS
3 1 2 6

PHI Favell (3-1-0 .908) 32/38, Powerplay 1/8
BOS Cheevers (7-1-1 .898) 21/24, Powerplay 4/11



1st 2nd 3rd F
StL @ 1 3 1 5
CHI
2 1 0 3

StL Hall (3-3-3 .889) 22/25, Powerplay 2/4
CHI DeJordy (5-2-2 .871) 32/37, Powerplay 0/0





1st 2nd 3rd F
MON @ 3 1 0 4
DET
3 1 1 5

MON Worsley (3-4-1 .879) 30/35, Powerplay 1/5
DET G Gardner (2-0-0 .898) 32/36, Powerplay 0/0



1st 2nd 3rd F
OAK @ 0 2 0 2
NYR
0 1 1 2

OAK G Smith (0-4-1 .889) 32/34, Powerplay 1/12
NYR Giacomin (5-6-1 .884) 15/17, Powerplay 0/0

East Division GP W L T Pts
Toronto Maple Leafs 15 8 5 2 18
Boston Bruins 12 8 3 1 17
Detroit Red Wings 14 7 6 1 15
Chicago Blackhawks 14 6 6 2 14
New York Rangers 13 6 6 1 13
Montreal Canadiens 14 5 8 1 11
West Division GP W L T Pts
Minnesota North Stars 12 5 2 5 15
St Louis Blues 13 5 4 4 14
Pittsburgh Penguins 15 4 6 5 13
Philadelphia Flyers 12 6 6 0 12
Oakland Seals 16 5 9 2 12
Los Angeles Kings 14 4 8 2 10